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'''Aeschylus''' ( or ;Jones, Daniel; Roach, Peter, James Hartman and Jane Setter, eds. ''Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary''. 17th edition. Cambridge UP, 2006. ''Aiskhulos''; ; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. His plays, alongside those of Sophocles and Euripides, are the only works of Classical Greece|Classical Greek literature to have survived. He is often described as the father of tragedy: critics and scholars' knowledge of the genre begins with his work,R. Lattimore, ''Aeschylus I: Oresteia'', 4 and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.Martin Cropp, 'Lost Tragedies: A Survey'; ''A Companion to Greek Tragedy'', page 273 According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in theater to allow conflict among them, whereas characters previously had interacted only with the Greek...
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